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  • Anger as Brazilian judge backs anti-gay 'therapy'

    09/20/2017 6:47:22 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 20th September 2017 | BBC News
    Brazilian activists and celebrities have condemned a court ruling that approves a "cure" for gay people. Waldemar de Carvalho, a federal judge in the capital Brasilia, backed a psychologist who had her licence revoked for offering so-called "conversion therapy". Rozangela Justino is an evangelical Christian who has called homosexuality "a disease". Critics have called the ruling regressive and medically unsound. Brazil's Federal Council of Psychology banned psychologists from offering treatments that claim to change people's sexuality in 1999. It said in a statement that the decision "opens the dangerous possibility of the use of sexual reversion therapies" and promised to...
  • Creation Therapy Works for Criminals

    09/12/2017 8:32:08 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Creation-Evolution Headlines ^ | September 10, 2017 | David F. Coppedge
    Creation Therapy Works for Criminals by David Coppedge Prisoners locked up in cells day after day, year after year, would calm down if nature could be brought to them, says a new study. Look at this photo. Does it improve your mood? What if you had nothing else to look at but bare walls? Havasu Creek, by David Coppedge. We’ve reported that hospital patients recover better when shown scenes of nature (5/20/01). Now, augmenting a report from last year, a project at the University of Utah found that nature imagery calms prisoners in solitary confinement and maximum security cells, too:
  • Arrest prevented after Centralia women glue fingers in pipe as ‘couples therapy’

    08/23/2017 8:42:52 AM PDT · by llevrok · 45 replies
    The Daily World ^ | 8/23/2017
    CENTRALIA— A couples therapy scheme gone very wrong is reportedly to blame in the case of two Centralia women glued together by the pinky finger using an unknown epoxy and a copper pipe, according to the Centralia Police Department. “They haven’t been able to feel their fingers for three days.” said Det. Patty Finch, of the Centralia Police Department. According to the Centralia Police Department, Rachel A. Deckert, 27, attempted to turn herself in at 3:54 p.m. Monday at the Lewis County Jail on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for a driving under the influence case. She was served with the...
  • Lawyer Hopes Blood-Sucking [Leeches} Treatment Will Return Sight - Blinded by Schizophrenic Son

    08/05/2017 4:37:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3 August 2017 | CHEYENNE ROUNDTREE
    The leech man: Lawyer hopes nightly blood-sucking treatment will help return his sight after his 'schizophrenic son blinded him'A lawyer is hoping that a nightly blood-sucking leech treatment will help return his eyesight after his schizophrenic son allegedly blinded him in a blitz attack. John Dunlap, 80, is placing his trust in an experimental treatment that requires him to attach several leeches around his eyes so that one day he might see again. The lawyer from Memphis started the bizarre therapy after his bipolar and schizophrenic son Andrew, 41, allegedly attacked Dunlap and blinded him in 2015. With the help...
  • 'Conversion Therapy' Ban Getting Consideration by Massachusetts Legislature

    06/08/2017 10:06:19 AM PDT · by SonofCuchulainn · 19 replies
    New Boston Post ^ | 6/7/2017 | New Boston Post Editorial Board
    In this country, you have the right to believe the lie that homosexuality and gender confusion are healthy, normal, or natural. But you don’t have the right to make others live that lie. Yet, apparently, some Massachusetts legislators think they do. That’s what’s at stake with a bill on Beacon Hill that would ban so-called “conversion therapy,” which consists of a therapist offering advice and techniques about how to leave behind same-sex attraction or transgenderism. ...
  • Jeb Bush: "I'm Not In Therapy"

    01/14/2017 8:50:09 AM PST · by usafa92 · 85 replies
    The Week ^ | 1/13/2017 | Becca Stanek
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's experience in the 2016 Republican presidential primary was apparently enough to make him swear off ever running for political office again. While speaking Thursday at Texas A&M University, where he's spending two weeks teaching a course about governors, Bush admitted that he thinks 2016 was his best — and only — shot at making his presidential dreams a reality. "I unraveled everything I was doing to prepare for this — you don't do that lightly," Bush said. "I just think this was my chance." But Bush swears he's doing okay in spite of his loss....
  • Los Angeles Public Schools Create Hotline For Students Upset About Trump

    12/08/2016 6:45:15 PM PST · by kevcol · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 8, 2016 | Blake Neff
    The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has set up a hotline to help out students who are stressed or worried from the election of Donald Trump has president. . . “Although it has been nearly a month since the presidential election, many of our students still have questions and concerns about potential impact on them and their families,” Superintendent Michelle King said in the recorded phone call for parents. . . Seventy-four percent of LAUSD’s 655,000 students are Hispanic, and the district includes thousands of students who are illegal immigrants or the children of illegal immigrants. The district saw...
  • SFO adds therapy pig to greet travelers

    12/05/2016 5:51:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 12/5/16 | Beth Spotswood
    Believe it or not, adorable dogs aren't for everyone. That's one of the reasons why the San Francisco International Airport has added a new member to its four-legged "Wag Brigade" - a pig named LiLou. SFO's Wag Brigade allows SPCA animals certified by the Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT) Program to greet and comfort hurried travelers as they arrive, depart, or languish through a layover. LiLou is the program's first pig.
  • Distraught students get therapy dogs to cope with Trump’s win

    11/15/2016 12:24:02 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 40 replies
    NY Post ^ | November 15th, 2016 | Emily Smith
    New York City schoolchildren still unable to process Donald Trump’s victory are getting more help — from therapy dogs.
  • Brain cancer: Two essential amino acids might hold key to better outcomesThe discovery of two amino

    03/31/2016 8:20:17 PM PDT · by se99tp · 21 replies
    Science Daily ^ | March 31, 2016 | Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
    Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Tryptophan and methionine are essential amino acids -- the diet must provide them because cells cannot make them. Normally, the lack of an essential amino acid in the diet can lead to serious diseases and even death. Foods rich in tryptophan and methionine include cheese, lamb, beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, nuts and soybeans.
  • Psychologists and massage therapists are reporting ‘Trump anxiety’ among clients

    03/04/2016 11:55:11 AM PST · by detective · 37 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 4, 2016 | Paul Schwartzman
    To the catalogue of anxieties her patients explore during therapy — marriage, children, and careers — psychologist Alison Howard is now listening to a new source of stress: the political rise of Donald Trump. In recent days, at least two patients have invoked the Republican front-runner, including one who talked at length about being disturbed that Trump can be so divisive and popular at the same time, said Howard, who practices in the District.
  • Another Group Therapy Session for Students Following Milo’s University of Michigan Visit

    02/24/2016 5:32:10 PM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Feb. 24, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    The University of Michigan held a group therapy session for students yesterday to coincide with Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos' visit to campus.
  • Jeb says people uncomfortable with another Bush 'need to get therapy'

    02/06/2016 3:40:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/6/16 | PHILIP KLEIN
    Jeb Bush said on Saturday that people who have a problem voting for him because of his last name "need to get therapy." The former Florida governor has struggled to gain traction in the Republican presidential race in part because many voters are leery of electing three presidents from the same family. "The Bush thing, people are just going to have to get over it, alright?" a defiant Bush said at a townhall gathering at the McKelvie Intermediate School gym here ahead of tonight's GOP debate. -snip- "I got no problems with this, and people that do, they either need...
  • Obama Gets Serious About ISIS, Sends Terrorists to Therapist

    08/06/2015 3:06:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 8 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | Aug. 6, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Finally Obama is cracking down on ISIS. No more Mr. Nice Appeaser. You plot to behead Americans. You go right to the therapist's office. The FBI is now referring some potential terror suspects for psychological counseling as part of a new touchy-feely strategy to defeat homegrown Islamic State supporters. Rather than lock up everyone in the U.S. suspected of potential terrorist activity, the FBI will direct up to 10% of the thousands of people under investigation to the shrink’s couch, where they can rehash the indignities of their childhoods that led them to seek retribution by opening fire on crowds...
  • America's First Openly Bisexual Governor Bans Gay Conversion Therapy in Oregon

    05/21/2015 8:07:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/21/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Oregon became the third state in the United States to ban gay conversion therapy, a practice that has attracted much debate. Democratic Gov. Kate Brown signed the bill into law earlier this week, though an ex-gay group has protested and called the bill "child abuse." CNN reported on Wednesday that the bill signed by Brown, the first openly bisexual governor in the U.S., will block therapist from offering conversion or reparative therapy on individuals who are younger than 18. Laws against the practice have also been made in California, New Jersey, and Washington D.C. While the American Psychological Association has...
  • Gay-conversion therapy ban to be introduced in House

    05/19/2015 1:34:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 05/19/2015 | By Cheryl Wetzstein
    The push to end so-called “conversion therapy” against homosexuality is expected to gear up Tuesday with the introduction of a House bill to ban the therapy nationally. The bill comes a few weeks before a consumer fraud lawsuit described as a “David and Goliath” battle over the therapy begins in New Jersey, and in the wake of a request for a federal probe into whether the therapy’s marketing and practices are “deceptive” and “dangerous.” Opponents of sexual orientation change efforts, such as Reps. Ted W. Lieu and Jackie Speier, both California Democrats, say being homosexual is not a disorder or...
  • Transgender Week at the White House: Gender Neutral Bathrooms and Conversion Therapy Bans

    04/11/2015 5:48:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/11/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    President Barack Obama symbolically demonstrated support for certain transgender political goals this week by announcing his support for bans on conversion therapy for youth and the addition of a gender neutral bathroom in the White House. In response to a petition posted on a White House website, the Obama administration expressed its support for Sexual Orientation Change Efforts Therapy. Valerie Jarrett, a senior presidential adviser, wrote in the official response to the petition that President Obama supported such a ban. "The overwhelming scientific evidence demonstrates that conversion therapy, especially when it is practiced on young people, is neither medically nor...
  • Evangelical leader Russell Moore denounces ex-gay therapy

    10/30/2014 7:21:14 PM PDT · by oohebo
    Religion News Service ^ | October 28, 2014 | Sarah Pulliam Bailey
    The recent spate of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks both here and in Canada seem to have come out of nowhere. And it’s clear that they have left Americans and Canadians as sitting ducks. Simply by using the Internet, ISIS has encouraged “lone wolf” individuals. These “wolves” have initiated attacks on their own with no planning or coordination with others and without leaving a trail of clues about their intentions. Law enforcement authorities and our government are not well suited to defend against such individual terror strikes. As Israel has learned about such attacks, there are just too many targets to...
  • Parents Fail in NJ ban on Gay Conversion Therapy

    08/02/2014 9:50:30 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 13 replies
    News Room Jersey ^ | 08/02/2014 | Mary Marshall
    A state federal judge has struck down a lawsuit challenging New Jersey’s ban on “sexual orientation change efforts” or SOCE, as they are referred to in court. This is the second time in nine months a judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a practice called conversion therapy. Gov. Chris Christie signed the law that banned the practice in NJ last year, according to the Associated Press.
  • 'Vampire therapy' could reverse ageing, scientists find

    05/05/2014 8:15:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05/05/2014 | Sarah Knapton,
    It may seem the stuff of gothic horror novels, but transfusions of young blood could reverse the ageing process and even cure Alzheimer’s Disease, scientists believe. Throughout history, cultures across the globe have extolled the properties of youthful blood, with children sacrificed and the blood of young warriors drunk by the victors. It was even rumoured that the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-il injected himself with blood from healthy young virgins to slow the ageing process. Now scientists have found that young blood actually ‘recharges’ the brain, forms new blood vessels and improves memory and learning. In parallel research, scientists...